CANR RESPONSE TO NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

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Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2020 semester.

Visit the online application portal to begin your application.

Application checklist: 

Certificate-Only Students: If you would like to pursue the Certificate without earning a MS or PhD through MSU, you still need to apply through the MSU Admissions office. Domestic students will need to provide official electronic transcripts, whereas international students will need to provide a hard-copy of official transcripts by mail and TOEFL scores. GRE scores are not required for the certificate alone. 

MSU-Degree Students: Students who are currently enrolled or in the process of applying to a graduate degree program at MSU do not need to complete a separate application for the certificate. Instead, applicants must send an email to forestc@msu.edu indicating intentions to complete the Graduate Certificate and appropriate administrative changes will be made. If you are a student in the Department of Forestry, all courses of the Graduate Certificate can be double-counted towards graduate degree requirements at Michigan State University.

Domestic Applicants 

  1. Visit the online application portal to begin your application
  2. Request an electronic copy of your undergraduate transcripts be sent directly from your learning institution to Lauren Cooper at forestc@msu.edu. These must display the date and type of degree awarded. 
  3. Pay the $65 application fee
  4. Submit 
  5. The MSU FCCP will be in touch regarding the status of your application. If accepted, you will receive formal notification from the MSU Office of Admission and additional details from the MSU FCCP regarding your acceptance, enrollment, and next steps.

International Applicants 

  1. Visit the online application portal to begin your application
  2. Obtain and submit a hard copy of your official undergraduate transcripts. These must arrive directly from your learning institution and display the award of a 4-year undergraduate degree. Send this document to Lauren Cooper at:
    • Lauren Cooper
      Michigan State University
      480 Wilson Rd., Room 121
      East Lansing, MI 48824
    • Transcripts must be in English (originally or translated by an official translation service. Contact forestc@msu.edu for additional details requiring accepted translations.
    • Transcripts must display the coursework taken, the award of a 4-year undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.), and the date of the degree award. Email forestc@msu.edu to confirm these details or to have an electronic copy reviewed before a hard copy is submitted.
  3. Submit TOEFL scores (a waiver for this requirement is available, view the 'Minimum Language Requirements" section of our FAQ for more information) 
  4. Pay the $75 application fee 
  5. Submit 
  6. The MSU FCCP will be in touch regarding the status of your application. If accepted, you will receive formal notification from the MSU Office of Admission and additional details from the MSU FCCP regarding your acceptance, enrollment, and next steps.